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April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: National Library Week

The theme of this year’s National Library Week (April 7-13, 2019) is: Libraries = Strong Communities. • Upcoming May/June Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50 • Roger Sutton’s 2018 interview with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden • ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo at Cambridge Public Library • Librarianship and information […]

April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News

Spring is here, and with it comes this Spring News edition of our Horn Book Herald e-newsletter, a bimonthly supplement to Notes from the Horn Book. Five Questions for Raúl the Third National Library Week National Poetry Month Signs of Springtime From the April 2019: Spring News issue of The Horn Book Herald.

Five questions for Christian Robinson

Another (Atheneum, 3–7 years) is the debut of acclaimed illustrator Christian Robinson working as both author and illustrator…in a wordless, sci-fi picture book about cats, wormholes (or maybe parallel universes?), friendship, and play. Filled with color and joy, the book alters perceptions and stretches imaginations. 1. Another is your first solo picture book — and it’s wordless! Was […]

From the Editor – April 2019

If you haven’t already had the chance, please look at the gorgeous cover, by Kadir Nelson, of our upcoming May/June Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: CSK Book Awards at 50. Called “the gold issue” by guest editors Andrea Davis Pinkney and Rudine Sims Bishop, this special issue of the Magazine commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of […]

Week in Review, April 1st – 5th

This week on… Preview May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50 Starred reviews coming in the May/June issue Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Great Indoors by Julie Falatko; illus. by Ruth Chan Fiction: A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée Nonfiction: Titanosaur: Discovering the […]

Preview May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50

Special Issue: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards at 50  On the cover: original artwork by Kadir Nelson, a gatefold portrait of Coretta Scott King. Editorial page by special guests Rudine Sims Bishop and Andrea Davis Pinkney.  A welcome letter from Claudette S. McLinn, current Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee Chair. “Let Our Rejoicing Rise”: Rudine […]

Coming soon: Blowing the Horn: The Horn Book Musical!

April Fools’! Sad to say, there’s no Horn Book musical in our future (YET 😉). But just imagine the possibilities for a showstopping tap-shoes-and-bow-ties dance number! Thanks as usual to resident prankster/punster Shoshana Flax. Musicals are everywhere these days, and we’re thrilled to announce that the Horn Book is getting in on the fun. Blowing […]

Week in Review, March 25th – 29th

This week on… Last chance to apply for a summer internship! March Nonfiction Notes: collective biographies for Women’s History Month; springy poetry collections for National Poetry Month; books about animal migration; and titles about librarianship and information science Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis Fiction: Dig. by A.S. King […]

Week in Review, March 18th – 22nd

This week on… Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour; illus. by Daniel Egnéus Fiction: Internment by Samira Ahmed Nonfiction: Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump by Martha Brockenbrough Poetry: The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog: And Other How-To Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko; illus. by Richard Jones Out […]

Apply for a summer Horn Book internship!

Interested in learning more about the children’s book industry, book reviewing, or how magazines and review journals operate? A Horn Book internship is a great place to start. Our editorial interns are an invaluable help in managing the gazillion books that enter and leave our office (and if the phrase “gazillion books” sounds appealing to […]